‘Songland’ Ben Platt Songs: How to Download the Winner

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NBC SONGLAND -- "Ben Platt" Episode 209 -- Pictured: David Davis

The latest episode of Songland featured the Tony-winning Broadway actor Ben Platt, who has taken the entertainment world by storm in the past decade. Not only did he win the Tony Award for Best Actor in 2017 for his performance in the title role of musical Dear Evan Hansen, but he also appeared in the Pitch Perfect franchise and currently stars on the Ryan Murphy show The Politician on Netflix for which he earned a 2019 Golden Globe nomination.

In fact, Platt is just 26 years old and is an Oscar away from an EGOT — which is where one entertainer has won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony. A lot of EGOT recipients are composers; only six actors have done it. If Platt wins an Oscar before he’s 39, he’ll become the youngest EGOT winner ever.

“The guy is crazy talented, like triple threat — sing, dance, act. He’s just a naturally gifted entertainer on every level,” said producer Ryan Tedder.

Below is a rundown of his Songland episode, including the winning song and how to download it but be warned of spoilers.


Contestants

Caroline Kole Performs "Fool's Gold" (Original Song Performance) – Songland 2020Songland songwriter Caroline Kole sings the original song "Fool's Gold." » Subscribe for More: http://bit.ly/NBCSongland » Watch Songland Mondays 10/9c on NBC! » Stream Anytime: https://www.nbc.com/songland/episodes SONGLAND ON SOCIAL: Like Songland on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NBCSongland Follow Songland on Twitter: http://twitter.com/NBCSongland Follow Songland on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nbcsongland Find Songland trailers, full episode highlights, previews, promos, clips, and digital exclusives here. NBC ON SOCIAL: YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/nbc Twitter: http://Twitter.com/NBC Facebook: http://Facebook.com/NBC Instagram: http://instagram.com/nbc ABOUT SONGLAND "Songland" serves as a destination for music's biggest stars to find their next hit. The series is an authentic peek into the process of songwriting and provides one winner per episode the opportunity to have their song released by chart-topping artists. Season 2 guest recording artists include Boyz II Men, Florida Georgia Line, Luis Fonsi, H.E.R., Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride, Julia Michaels, Ben Platt, Bebe Rexha and Usher. Four songwriters will perform their original tracks in front of the guest artist and three of the most successful producers in music – Ryan Tedder (lead singer of OneRepublic and four-time Grammy Award-winning songwriter and producer), Ester Dean (Grammy-nominated songwriter, producer) and Shane McAnally (three-time Grammy-winning songwriter and producer). In the end, a winner will be chosen and their song will be recorded and released for a global audience. Caroline Kole Performs "Fool's Gold" (Original Song Performance) – Songland 2020 https://youtu.be/OrRQsHC5T6Y Songland https://www.youtube.com/NBCSongland2020-06-05T13:00:11Z

Ahead of the performances for Platt, producer Ester Dean, who co-starred with him in the Pitch Perfect films, said that Platt is “looking to put out more of a pop-leaning album.”

Platt added, “I think first and foremost [I’m] always looking for stuff that feels really specific to me. Sound-wise, I’m looking to go a little more in the pop lane than my first record was.”

The four contestants who performed for Platt were:

  • David Davis, Wheaton, Illinois, “Everything It Took to Get to You”
  • Kylie Rothfield, Danville, California, “Lonely”
  • Caroline Kole, Clearwater, Florida, “Fool’s Gold”
  • Anna Hamilton, Bucyrus, Kansas, “Deathbed”

The three artists chosen to advance were Davis, who was assigned to producer Tedder; Kole, who was assigned to producer Shane McAnally; and Rothfield, who was assigned to producer Dean.



The Winning Song

Ben Platt’s Lyric Video for “Everything I Did To Get To You” – Songland 2020The lyric video for Ben Platt's Songland selection, "Everything I Did To Get To You." » Subscribe for More: http://bit.ly/NBCSongland » Watch Songland Mondays 10/9c on NBC! » Stream Anytime: https://www.nbc.com/songland/episodes SONGLAND ON SOCIAL: Like Songland on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NBCSongland Follow Songland on Twitter: http://twitter.com/NBCSongland Follow Songland on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nbcsongland Find Songland trailers, full episode highlights, previews, promos, clips, and digital exclusives here. NBC ON SOCIAL: YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/nbc Twitter: http://Twitter.com/NBC Facebook: http://Facebook.com/NBC Instagram: http://instagram.com/nbc ABOUT SONGLAND "Songland" serves as a destination for music's biggest stars to find their next hit. The series is an authentic peek into the process of songwriting and provides one winner per episode the opportunity to have their song released by chart-topping artists. Season 2 guest recording artists include Boyz II Men, Florida Georgia Line, Luis Fonsi, H.E.R., Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride, Julia Michaels, Ben Platt, Bebe Rexha and Usher. Four songwriters will perform their original tracks in front of the guest artist and three of the most successful producers in music – Ryan Tedder (lead singer of OneRepublic and four-time Grammy Award-winning songwriter and producer), Ester Dean (Grammy-nominated songwriter, producer) and Shane McAnally (three-time Grammy-winning songwriter and producer). In the end, a winner will be chosen and their song will be recorded and released for a global audience. Ben Platt’s Lyric Video for “Everything I Did To Get To You” – Songland 2020 https://youtu.be/60eULaIe40s Songland https://www.youtube.com/NBCSongland2020-06-09T03:00:06Z

After Platt heard all of the re-worked songs, he told the three finalists, “You’re all so, so gifted, it’s insane. I would be honored to sing any of the songs … I just wanted to feel which one fit with my voice and the song that’s gonna work for me right now and the song I’ve picked to record is ‘Everything It Took to Get to You.'”

Davis said afterward, “I’m excited to hear what Ben is going to do with the song because you can hear the emotion in his voice, you can hear the depth that he carries in every single note. When he sings, there’s a deep connection that you get and you feel like you’re a part of his life.”

“David came in with such a strong song already, so many of his melodies were so strong … and Ryan really brought it complete to the finish line and really created a beautiful arc,” said Platt. “It felt like a song I’d known for a long time. It feels like mine.”

Everything I Did to Get to You (from Songland)Provided to YouTube by Atlantic Records Everything I Did to Get to You (from Songland) · Ben Platt Everything I Did to Get to You (from Songland) ℗ 2019 Atlantic Recording Corporation. A Warner Music Group Company Auto-generated by YouTube.2020-06-09T02:46:02Z

You can hear the full song on Songland’s and Platt’s YouTube channel and download it now on iTunes and Spotify.

Songland airs Mondays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

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